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The Activities Programming Board sponsors a "Caribbean Escape" in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms. There will be lucky bamboo, an oxygen bar, massages and giveaways. For more information, contact Tico Noise at noisecn@vcu.edu.

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University Counseling Services, Student Government Association and The Center for Human-Animal Interaction present "Paws for Stress" in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms. Play with certified therapy dogs from the Center for Human-Animal Interaction as a way to unwind from finals stress. For more information, contact Tori Keel at vakeel@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6200 or visit http://www.students.vcu.edu/counseling.

VCU Massey Cancer Center invites the VCU community to join cancer survivor and Massey volunteer, Pamela Rigsby, and learn how to make a bracelet in the cancer awareness color of your choosing in North Hospital, Linen-Powell Patient Resource Library. This event is free. For more information, contact Heather Martin at martinhj@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8709 or visit http://massey.vcu.edu.

The Division of University Relations, Office of Events and Special Programs, invites the VCU community to pop-up spin classes on the Compass to gear up for the summer and the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Classes begin at 5 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must sign a waiver and wear sneakers. To reserve a spot, use the email address below. For more information, contact Office of Events and Special Programs at univevents@vcu.edu.

The Division of University Relations, Office of Events and Special Programs, invites the VCU community to a pop-up spin class on the Compass to gear up for the summer and the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Classes begin at 5 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must sign a waiver and wear sneakers. To reserve a spot, use the email address below. For more information, contact Office of Events and Special Programs at univevents@vcu.edu.

University College presents the Focused Inquiry Expo, an event which bridges together thousands of students, faculty and administrators for a year-end celebration of the work of UNIV 111 and 112, in the Commons Theater. The guest speaker will be Clinton Seal, FI alumnus and second-year student at the University of Richmond School of Law. Students will present their work as academic posters, multimedia projects and VC-Utalks on the second floor of the University Student Commons from 2:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Stephanie Rizzi at rizzism@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3611 or visit http://uc.vcu.edu/focused-inquiry/.

VCU Community Health Education Center hosts a weight loss surgery program in the center, on the ground floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building. This program will be presented by Guilherme Campos, M.D., chair, Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 828-2432 or email seamick@vcu.edu. For more information, contact Sarah Amick at seamick@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2432 or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/chec/2015/04/14/april-30-weight-loss-surgery/.

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The Center for Psychological Services and Development (CPSD) presents group therapy beginning in May 2015 on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per session; unlimited sessions. The CPSD uses “process” therapy groups that are open to any problem type, can range in size from 4-10 people and include people from diverse backgrounds. Individuals in group can gain an understanding of the origins of their problems, learn to talk honestly about their emotions and identify patterns in thinking, feelings, and behaving. For location information, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Annalucia Bays at cpsd@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7895 or visit http://www.cpsd.vcu.edu/.

Notices

Division of Student Affairs Recognition Awards

The Division of Student Affairs invites the VCU community to nominate colleagues for the 2015 Division of Student Affairs Recognition Awards. The deadline to nominate is Monday, April 27. These non-monetary awards are designed to recognize some of the outstanding people in the Division of Student Affairs. Award descriptions can be found by visiting the website below. For more information, contact Timothy A. Reed at tareed@vcu.edu or (804) 827-5323 or visit http://www.students.vcu.edu/apd/dsa-awards/..

President's Awards for Staff and Administrative and Professional Faculty: Nominations Deadline Extended

Nominations are being accepted until Wednesday, April 29, for this year’s President’s Awards for Staff and Administrative and Professional Faculty. The nomination site and award criteria are available at http://president.vcu.edu/nominations/index.html. For more information, contact Marella Briggs at mbriggs@vcu.edu or visit http://president.vcu.edu/nominations/index.html.

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